User:Andreatl/ILXO budget

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This page is deprecated in favor of a budget spreadsheet currently maintained by Chris.

Contents

Living Expenses (Boston)

  • 25 Days total
  • Transportation: $240 ($15 for a weekly MBTA pass, 4 people, 4 weeks)
  • Food ($150 per week) $525 total
  • Rent ($200/person/wk) $2,100 total

Total: $2,865

Travel Expenses

  • U-haul: $1,000 + $300 for gas each way
  • Gas: $150 each way (passenger vehicle)
  • Tolls: ~$30 one way
  • Lodging: $100 for 1 night

Total: $1,580 each way

Living Expenses (Chicago)

  • Costs for 10 weeks
  • Food: $150 per week, $1,500 total
  • Gas/transportation: $400 (Assume $0.50/mile, ~8 miles to the office, 10 weeks)

Total: $1,900

Office Expenses

  • Costs for 10 weeks
  • Rent+Utilities: ($1,000-$2,000/month), ideally <$1,200
  • Office supplies: $150
  • Swag: $750 total
    • XO screwdrivers: $200 for 100 screwsdrivers
    • Tshirts: $300 for screen printing supplies and tees for 100 shirts
    • Jackets: $250

Minimum Total: $3,900

Ideal Total: $5,000

Field Trip Expenses

  • Factor E Farm Visit: North of Kansas City, MO, 4 days
    • Gas: 500 miles each way ($0.50/mile), $500 total
    • Lodging: 3 nights lodging at $75/night, $225 total
    • Food: $25 per person per day, $400 total

Total: $1,125

Mobile Kit Expenses

  • School server: $700 (antenna and machine)
  • Other tools: $60-100 (electrical tape, screwdrivers, storage units, etc)

Total: $760-$800

Project Expenses: Accessibility

  • $50 for physical hand braces, splints, restraints, earplugs, sunglasses
  • $250 for books on assistive technology design (approximately 5-7 used books)

Total: $300

Would be nice:

  • $200 for an electronics prototyping toolbench - nonconsumables like a soldering iron, breadboard, wire cutter, AVR programmer
  • $200 for electronics prototyping supplies - consumables like solder, wire, microcontrollers, switches, buttons, lights, etc.
  • $500 to print circuit boards for successfully prototyped designs in order to make these more widely available to the community for testing (we can always request/find this funding when we have successful designs)

Total: $900


Minimum Total: $300

Ideal Total: $1,200

Project Expenses: Off-Grid Power

  • Books: $250 (5-7 used)
  • Car Battery: $100 (for two)
  • Alternator: $150-200
  • Sewing Machine: $100-150 (Treadle)
  • Circuit components: $100
  • Voltmeter: $50

Would be nice:

  • General scrap components: $300
  • Additional circuit components: $100


Minimum Total: $750-850

Ideal Total: $1,250

Extras

Salary/Stipend: $2500 per person

Total: $10,000

Grand Total

Minimum Total: $14,760

Ideal Total With Stipend: $27,400

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